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Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration: : Special Edition for Laureate Education, Inc.

Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration: : Special Edition for Laureate Education, Inc.

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Coaching | Mentoring

296 pages | Corwin

This book is a featured text in a Canter graduate course, Teacher Leadership: Mentoring, Coaching and Collaboration.

Expert guidance on coaching and mentoring

Mentors and coaches play a vital role in the teaching profession by providing support, training, and collegiality, alleviating the isolation that teachers so often experience. Coaching expert Jim Knight brought together leading-edge scholars and practitioners of K-12 professional development for this compilation of their visions of coaching, including:

  • Mentoring
  • Instructional coaching
  • Content coaching
  • Cognitive coaching

Additional topics include mentoring beginning teachers, intergenerational considerations, and working with different personality types. These excellent insights from experienced coaches are especially valuable in supporting teachers in meeting today’s accountability challenges.

Join Jim Knight and other experts at the 2014 Instructional Coaching Conference to explore how whole school reform is enhanced when principals, teachers, and coaches use collaborative planning and effective Instructional Coaching techniques to improve student learning:

Jim Knight
Introduction to Coaching: Approaches and Perspectives
Kathleen Feeney Jonson
Chapter 1. Passing the Torch
Joellen Killion
Chapter 2. Coaches' Roles, Responsibilities, and Reach
Kathleen Feeney Jonson
Chapter 3. Working as a Partner With the Adult Learner
Suzette Lovely and Austin G. Buffum
Chapter 4. The Generations at Work in Schools
Mario C. Martinez
Chapter 5. Teacher to Teacher: Personality and Communication
Jane A. G. Kise
Chapter 6. Differentiated Coaching: Changing Your Approach to Meet Teacher Needs
Kathleen Feeney Jonson
Chapter 7. Stages in Teacher Development
Kathleen Feeney Jonson
Chapter 8. Practical Strategies for Assisting New Teachers
Jim Knight
Chapter 9. Instructional Coaching
Lucy West
Chapter 10. Content Coaching: Transforming the Teaching Profession
Jane Ellison and Carolee Hayes
Chapter 11. Cognitive Coaching
Jim Knight
Chapter 12. Partnership Communication: Creating Learning Conversations
Kathleen Feeney Jonson
Chapter 13. Overcoming Obstacles and Reaping the Rewards
Jim Knight
Chapter 14. Coaches as Leaders of Change

Jim Knight

Jim Knight has spent more than two decades studying professional learning, effective teaching, and instructional coaching. He is a Research Associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and the President of the Instructional Coaching Group. Jim wrote the first article on the topic of instructional coaching for The Journal of Staff Development, and his book Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction (Corwin, 2007) popularized the idea.  Jim edited Coaching: Approaches and Perspectives (Corwin, 2009) and co-authored Coaching Classroom Management (Pacific Northwest Publishing, 2010).... More About Author